The ship's telegraph is designed to send information from the control room to the engine room concerning the ships speed and direction. This nickel plated brass ship's telegraph w/ wood base is one of the highest quality reproductions available. It features a lever on each side that moves in both directions. Each time the lever moves an internal bell rings. It makes a great conversation piece and looks amazing in the family room, living room, office, bar and restaurant. It measures 18"H.